Page Tools:

100 Questions & Answers About Communicating With Your Healthcare Provider

Author(s): John King, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts
Cynthia R. King, PhD, NP, MSN, CNL, FAAN, Professor and Nurse Scientist, Queens University at Charlotte, Charlotte, North Carolina
  • ISBN-13: 9780763750312
  • ISBN-10:076375031X
  • Paperback    126 pages      © 2009
Price: $19.95 US List
Add to Cart

All patients and family members who are dealing with a serious illness, especially in the hospital or nursing care setting will appreciate 100 Questions & Answers About Communicating With Your Healthcare Provider.  This text serves as a framework for understanding essential information from/about the healthcare system and information you should know and ask your doctor.  Insider's tips are included so that you can get the information and care that you or your loved one needs.

Part  1  Types of Healthcare Providers
Part  2  Locating and Selecting A Primary Care Healthcare Professional
Part  3  First Visit with Your Healthcare Professional
Part  4  Subsequent Visits To Your HCP
Part  5  Your Medications
Part  6  Contacting Your HCPs Office by Telephone
Part  7  Consultants or Specialists and Second Opinions
Part  8  Pediatric HCPs for Children
Part  9  Care For The Elderly
Part  10  Treatment Options
Part  11  Financial Concerns
Part  12  The Use of Computers in Medical Care
Part  13  Quality of Life Issues

John King-Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts

John A. King III, MD, is a native of Illinois, but received his BS and MD from the University of Rochester in Rochester, NY. After World War II, he was stationed in Tsingtao, China with the Navy for two years. On return to civilian life in Rochester, he married his sweetheart, Martha Remington King, and completed his three years of resident work in Internal Medicine at the University of Rochester Medical Center. Dr. King learned a lot about communication with patients, compassion, and caring while working with two senior internists in private practice. After the birth of his 4 children, Dr. King moved to Southern California to work for 20 years as a member of the Kaiser-Permanente Organization. In Rochester and Southern California, Dr. King was on the attending staff at the University of Rochester and the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA), where he taught residents the importance of effective communication with patients. Dr. King retired from active practice in 1986 and lives in Southern California.

Cynthia R. King, PhD, NP, MSN, CNL, FAAN-Professor and Nurse Scientist, Queens University at Charlotte, Charlotte, North Carolina

Cynthia R. King, PhD, NP, MSN, RN, FAAN (also called Dr. King), is the youngest of Dr. and Mrs. John King’s children. Cyndy first earned a BS in Biology and Psychology at Trinity College before deciding to follow her father into health care. It was a logical choice, as she had spent time as a child going to the office and hospital with her father. With support and encouragement from her parents (John and Martie) she completed a BSN through the accelerated program at Creighton University. She continued her education by completing an MSN, post-masters NP, and PhD. During her PhD program, she married Michael Knaus. Over the years Cyndy has been a clinician, educator, administrator, researcher, and consultant, and has worked in the pharmaceutical business. From all of her mentors, but especially her father, Cyndy learned the significance and art of communicating successfully with patients and families. She and her husband now live in North Carolina.